On this national holiday, we commemorate the life and achievements of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., who was an American hero, civil rights and African American leader. His legacy continues to live on with life lessons that were instilled in us to fight, conquer and succeed. Here are some of the most powerful lessons from Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
1. Take A Position And Fight For It
Dr. Martin Luther King dreamed of a better world. And then fought for it. His fight for equal rights withstood the tests of time, and he held a position that inspired others to believe in his vision.
2. Build A Following
In todays society, social media is used as a generator to accumulate a following. Martin Luther King achieved his following by being present and socially aggressive. He embodied the tools to becoming a leader for the people by being an active figure amongst the people. As we come to learn, building your audience is vital in success.
4. Dream Beyond Limitations
One thing MLK taught us is to dream big and beyond our own limits. There is no ceiling to what we can achieve, and his legacy inspires us to feel comfortable in sharing those ideas and dreams and aim to reach them.
5. Tackle Fear and Be Courageous
Dr. King was never reserved about admitting his fears, having stated that he was afraid his points wouldn’t be well received and violence breaking out. To be fearless, is considerably impossible. We all have fears, whether big or small. Admit to your fear, and find a way to be more courageous than fearful.